The Importance of Being Earnest (Version 4)

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)

This is a solo recording of the play, meaning that all parts including stage directions are performed by one person. LibriVox has three excellent dramatic recordings with all the parts played by different people so if that is more to your taste, please listen to them. Little needs to be said about the play itself, a sparkling example of Wilde's amazing ability to poke fun at almost everyone while making you laugh out loud at the witty sayings sprinkled throughout the acts. As to the plot, if you don't know it already, let me just say that it involves two young English men who fall madly and instantly in love with two young English.women who of course love them back mainly because their name is Earnest. Unfortunately, that is not their names and there are many bumps and crashes on the road to the happy wedding bells. I only hope I have done justice to this jewel of a play. Please listen and enjoy !

Genre(s): Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 First Act Phil Chenevert
00:55:19
Play 02 Second Act Phil Chenevert
01:05:41
Play 03 Third Act Phil Chenevert
00:37:37